Many of you may remember a video that came out during the very start of the Coronavirus pandemic that featured a slew of celebrities singing John Lennon’s “Imagine”. Also, many of you may remember hating how tone-deaf it was, and the fact that this video was made by millionaires who weren’t exactly acknowledging that their positions during Covid-19 are sizably different from the majority! It was certainly a frustrating video, but now with 2020 in our rearview mirror, we can be thankful for the release of a far more empathetic piece that also happens to nod to a Beatles song. [Read more…] about &Friends ‘Let It Be’ Video is a Beacon of Artistry and Hope
It’s not a shocking revelation that most of us are zoom fatigued. While modern video-call technology has allowed us to keep in touch with colleagues, friends, and relatives, it’s also proven to zap our eyes and concentration. [Read more…] about Reconnecting, Even Through a Computer Screen
Boune Notizie! After weeks of pre-packaged frozen dinners that taste like cardboard and epic kitchen failures which have set off smoke alarms, Upper West siders can breathe a collective sigh of relief. Café Fiorello has returned. [Read more…] about Café Fiorello Reopens with a Full Menu and Cocktails to Go
RuPaul’s Drag Race is about to crown its latest winner with Gigi Goode, Crystal Methyd or Jaida Essence Hall taking home the coveted crown. The Emmy-winning series has come a long way from its blurry camera, small stage, low budget kind of look that it had when it began way back in 2009. It’s now a pop culture phenomenon with no signs of slowing down any time soon. Die hard fans of the show have debated about a zillion different topics that have happened within it. One of those centers on which seasons were the absolute best, the somewhat meh, and the ones we never want to watch ever again. [Read more…] about ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Seasons Ranked Worst to Best Including ‘All Stars’
MCC Theater will present the one act play The Sentinels, written by Matthew Lopez as part of their new Live Labs: One Acts today, Wednesday, May 20th at 5:30 pm EST. It will be presented live on the MCC YouTube Channel. Under the direction of Tony award winner Rebecca Taichman, the cast features Jane Alexander (Alice), Katrina Lenk (Christa), Denée Benton (Kelly) and Priscilla Lopez (Waitress). Act readings will be between 25 and 45 minutes in length are read and streamed free to the MCC Theater audience.
Many of us NYC’ers have been stuck inside for about a month now due to the growing coronavirus pandemic. Boredom has naturally struck many as we yearn to do the every day things that were once considered normal. Now would be a good time to enjoy things on the inside, one being discovering new musical talent that will keep us occupied and perhaps happy amid being in self-isolation. [Read more…] about 3 Amazing New York-Based Artists To Listen To While Being Quarantined
“How Do You Keep the Music Playing?” the 1982 song written by husband and wife team Alan and Marilyn Bergman has become an anthem for keeping the joy in long-term relationships. For Annastasia Victory, a Russian-born pianist and her husband, Michael O. Mitchell, the song is quite literal. [Read more…] about The Melody of Marriage: An Interview with Annastasia Victory & Michael O. Mitchell
I should have cared. I should have been fully invested in the depression era tale about Nick Laine (Jay O. Sanders), his wife, Elizabeth (Mare Winningham), and the visitors that inhabit their Duluth, Minnesota boarding house. And yet, after 2 1/2 seemingly endless hours at the Belasco Theatre, all I really cared about was leaving.
Do New Yorkers actually enjoy the idea of leaving the city looking for fun? If they didn’t they will now once they get wind of what is happening right in their back yard in New Jersey. NJ is not just the garden state, it is also a place filled with adventure, fervor, and amusement waiting for us Manhattanites to indulge. One place in particular worth checking out is Big Snow American Dream, which takes skiing and snowboarding to a whole new level. [Read more…] about Adrenaline Pumping Fun For All Ages At Big Snow American Dream